Archive for the ‘Rings’ Category

asclepius + caduceus solitaire

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Custom hand-carved Rod of Asclepius & Caduceus & Oak & Acorn insignia Solitaire with Montana Sapphire, 14K

This is a ring I made for a Navy doctor stationed abroad. The design is a Rod of Asclepius on one side, a Caduceus on the other side, and on the bottom, an intaglio-carved oak leaf & acorn, the Navy Medical Corps insignia.

Custom hand-carved Rod of Asclepius & Caduceus & Oak & Acorn insignia Solitaire with Montana Sapphire, 14K

This leaf & acorn might be my favorite part of the ring!

Custom hand-carved Rod of Asclepius & Caduceus & Oak & Acorn insignia Solitaire with Montana Sapphire, 14K

Okay.. maybe it’s the stone. It’s an untreated Montana Sapphire that is a lovely teal blue in the outside light, but a cool green in indoor lighting. The cut is a unique angular cushion that I really liked.

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emerald cabochon solitaire

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
18K custom hand-carved Rococo Emerald & diamond Solitaire

This emerald was like a lovely drop of green jelly candy sitting on my bench. It was glowing and I felt like I could just eat it! But I didn’t, because I’m an adult.

18K custom hand-carved Rococo Emerald & diamond Solitaire

I always say this, but man, it’s so hard to get BOTH a good photo of the metal and of the stone. One looks good or the other looks good, but never both. In this case, the emerald showed up a lot darker than it was in real life. But the gold part sure photographed nicely.

18K yellow gold, emerald cab of about 3 carats, and two bright little diamonds. Rococo styling based off of my Pearl solitaire.

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rococo shell + waves solitaire

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Hand-carved custom seashell & waves solitaire, 14K gold and diamond

This ring turned out so nicely! It is done with a Rococo style in mind: seashell & swirling gold waves and a nice D-G/VS diamond in the center. Very mermaidy!

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ginkgo wedding bands

Monday, March 18th, 2019
18K hand-carved ginkgo wedding bands

One of my very favorite sets of rings: ginkgo wedding band paired with a wide intaglio-style carved ginkgo band. 18K.

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it was sunny for two days in Portland

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Does that mean that it’s now spring? The plum trees around here think so.

Some springy images from last year’s photoshoot. More info & pretty pics after the click:

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22K + tourmaline solitaire

Friday, March 8th, 2019
22K + Pariaba Tourmaline solitaire, hand-carved

Have I ever mentioned how much I love these stones? These tourmalines from Paraiba, Brazil are just an incomparable color of aqua blue, like tropical shallows. Or maybe the inside of one of those ice caves. Something about this color has just an unreal glow to it. It’s also a color that really isn’t seen in any other gemstone. There are a couple minerals that have a similar color, but they are fairly soft, and just not suitable for most jewelry.

22K + Pariaba Tourmaline solitaire, hand-carved

I carved a very minimal mounting for this stone, brought to me by the client, and cast it in this gorgeous contrasting buttery 22K. (More pics below..)

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family portrait storybook band

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Family Portrait Storybook band. This was a custom band carved with the portraits of each family member: father, mother, baby girl, and three boys.

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easter ring

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Easter wedding ring, handmade in 14K rose gold with a trillion diamond

This ring is probably the most insane ring I’ve carved yet—and I mean that in the best way possible. It is in rose gold with a D/VS2 trillion-cut diamond. I made it last year and I can’t believe I forgot to post it already; just had the draft sitting in my box all ready to go..

Easter wedding ring, handmade in 14K rose gold with a trillion diamond

One side.. And the other below:

Easter wedding ring, handmade in 14K rose gold with a trillion diamond

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dragon scale wedding band

Monday, February 25th, 2019
Hand-carved crowned Pear diamond solitaire with man and woman figures; dragon scale wedding band

I love seeing the photos my customers send me! Even if it does drive home the fact that my backgrounds are awfully boring 🙂 This photo was just sent to me of the Crowned Pear/Man & Woman solitaire with the new Dragon Scale band, which I was so happy to see since I made them and shipped them at different times, so never got a together-photo myself.

Hand-carved dragon scale wedding band.

Dragon scales with a peridot & an emerald, the couple’s birthstones.

japanese peach blossom solitaire

Sunday, February 24th, 2019
20K gold solitaire hand-carved with Japanese peach blossoms and honeybees

This solitaire is off the rails, set with a giant gorgeous 12x9mm Old Mine Cut glitter-bomb of a moissanite.

20K gold solitaire hand-carved with Japanese peach blossoms and honeybees

The design is Japanese peach blossoms with a couple little honeybees scattered here and there. We wanted to keep the setting as open as possible, yet have the solitaire frame be substantial enough to securely hold such a large stone. A strong, delicate type, let’s say.

More images after the click:

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